Schweinsteiger Slams Overall Quality, Direction of Manchester United

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has never really said anything harsh at all about one of his former clubs, Manchester United. He certainly has plenty of reasons and cause to be bitter, given what happened to him at United, but the German is just too professional, and an overall nice guy to lash out.

Then manager Jose Mourinho froze Schweinsteiger out so much that he was relegated to training with the club’s U21 players. The midfielder found his escape route, in March 2017, leaving United to sign with the Chicago Fire. It was the final club he played for during his illustrious career.

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Ahead of United’s big rivalry match against Liverpool, Schweinsteiger gave a harsh, but fair critique of the overall level of quality and the general direction at Old Trafford. He was scathing, brutally honest, but still classy as he spoke to the BBC’s Shamoon Hafez.

There is still more to what he said, and you can go to Hafez’s Twitter feed to read the rest of the remarks. Schweinsteiger was basically telling it like it, stating that United is just a peg or two below the other clubs traditionally as big as they are.

He’s not saying anything that a lot of United fans, especially those in the #OleOut crowd aren’t also saying right now.

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A lot is being made online, on social media and on message boards of what Schweinsteiger said, and deservedly so. He’s a legend, a class act and he knows what he’s talking about.

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